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3rd TL and counting
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By Gary Horton
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Had 2 Legend LS prior to 2000 TL and 2003 TL S type. Lease was up on S type and loved all previous Acura's...so this was a natural progression. All TL's had Navi...as a R/E agent it is very usefull because Phoenix AZ is growing like a weed. Still the best bang for your buck. Everything works like it is supposed to do. Special ceramic tint works like a charm in blocking out extra harsh PHX heat and damaging ultra violet rays. Will buy another when lease is up. Handles like a true sports sedan and cockpit is perfectly layed out. Passangers have said the back seats were most confortable and sound system is awsome.


Best Features

Precise steering, very little under steer, and in Sequential Sport Shift mode, it comes out of tight corners very well at high speeds. I used to race motorcyles professionally, so I have a good idea how things should act or respond in high speed handling situations.


Worst Features

More off the line V-8 type of acceleration would be nice. Dual fan speeds front and back. Google style of search criteria on the Navi which asks you.... did you mean this and gives you some possible solutions. Zip code search for a named place you are looking for directions too.


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Ultimate Commuter, Not a Sports Sedan
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By emos
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Just spent 3.5 yrs in a G35 Coupe and had driven G35 Sedan loaners. Test drove Passat and A4. The TL is a great car and an awesome value (cost me under $29k new in July). Ride is nice balance b/w sport and comfort. But it is not a sports sedan. Mainly because it is FWD. RWD cars handle much better. Also, transmission gearing is too low (probly for fuel economy) and its hard to keep engine RPM's up where the power is (over 4000) It eats up miles on highway, offers enough fun to drive factor, looks good, is comfortable and fits 4-5 easily. But can't compare to handling and balance of RWD cars like G35 and BMW 3 series. Still - the Ultimate Value Perf Luxury Commuter (need FWD or AWD in NJ).


Best Features

Comfortable and roomy interior, nice balance b/w sport and luxury, looks good, memory settings, XM radio, No Options (everything included), Price


Worst Features

auto on headlights, sportier gearing, larger shifter (on auto), better speakers on stereo (sounds muddy/distant)


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By Fred
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought this car after much research on features and value compared to BMW, Nissan, Toyota, Infinity. Beautiful ride for the money with a comfortable interior. I get many compliments on the style and color (Royal Blue Pearl). So many features I am still learning.


Best Features

Blue Tooth voice serve, surround sound and XM Radio


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By bryncerdd
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is my second Acura, purchased (similar to its predecessor) for the value per dollar spent. IMHO, its handling approaches the best among others in this price class. I have not had the long enough to comment on its reliability, but if past experience is an indicator, it should do very well. Thus far, I'm a happy camper.


Best Features

Seats are comfortable and supportive; handling very good; brakes are great; roomy interior, very adequate trunk.


Worst Features

Transmission should not shift down so easily in 4th and 5th gears; engine has sufficient power to avoide lugging. Ventilation OK, but earlier models of Acura were superior in this quality in that they wwere more simple and direct.


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Excellent Car, Excellent Value
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By TonyR
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2006 Acura TL 4dr Sedan w/Nav System (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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After spending 2 months deciding which car to buy, settled on TL with 6MT/Nav. Had to have a 4 door in case children were coming along for the ride. Have driven for a week and am very happy with the choice. Love the outside look and inside is very tasteful and luxurious feeling. Navigation/Bluetooth/Handsfree system works flawlessly. Just make sure your phone is supported for the Bluetooth. Engine is smooth and has plenty of power. 6-speed has excellent shift quality. 6MT also includes Brembo brakes in the front and limited-slip differential. In my opinion, the combination of features/quality cannot be touched at this price.


Best Features

Engine/transmission combo, Progamability of features, Navigation/Bluetooth/Handsfree system, inside/outside looks


Worst Features

Get rid of the stupid screen on the Nav that comes on every time you start the car and have to hit OK. This screen also takes too long to start. Sound quality on AM/FM should be better. IPOD jack should be standard.


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